About Chris L. Jones

Chris L Jones is a freelance food, garden, lifestyle and travel photographer. He is based at CI Studios in Erskineville, Sydney Australia, where he works in the studio and on location.

The studio has various large spaces including cycs, kitchens and areas suitable for daylight work. It is fully digital and support staff are available on request including producers, retouchers,assistants etc. there is also an affiliated studio in Melbourne.

After assisting top photographers in London and Paris he emigrated to Australia and has worked for many different editorial, advertising, design and publishing clients.

Among the many books he has contributed to areThe Food of France and Food of Italy (Murdoch Books) as well as Girlosophy (Allen and Unwin) and Balcony (Lothian). He also sells work direct from his extensive picture library which specialises in garden and travel photography.

Important Christmas Cards During Holidays

The Importance of Christmas Cards During the Holiday Season

With the advent of social media platforms, Christmas cards have started to fall out of vogue. It’s so easy to hop on your favorite social media site, make a post, and tag all your friends in it. You may even be able to find a funny or heartwarming “e-card” to email out to everyone you know. But with Christmas cards on the decline, a little bit of Christmas itself has been taken away. After all, it’s called the season of giving for a reason. And perhaps nothing is quite as touching as giving (and receiving) a Christmas card when December rolls around.

What Christmas cards mean

Christmas cards aren’t just about sending a card to everyone you know because that’s just what you do. Charity Greeting Cards http://www.charitygreetingcards.com.au/ Christmas Cards are meant to go to a carefully curated list of your most important loved ones, friends, and co-workers. It’s a way to let them know that they are special to you and that you felt they were worth an extra step.

A feeling an emoji can’t replace

Sure, everyone loves to hear “Merry Christmas”. But nothing beats the feeling of getting a Christmas card in the mail. Every card is different. Some people opt to turn family photos into Christmas cards, while others buy the most expensive cards they can find. Others still try to find the most bizarre and strange Christmas cards they can and send them out for good laughs. No emoji and “Merry Xmas” can replace that feeling.

Upping the Christmas card game

If you’re self-conscious about the cards that you’ve picked out, you can always add a little extra to pre-made cards to make them feel more personal. Whether you use scrap booking techniques, write personalized messages in each one, add unique scents, or even put small gifts in them, there are lots of ways to spruce up otherwise “dull” cards.

You don’t have to go with fully customized Christmas cards, or even spring for the most expensive or hunt down the most unusual. The fact that you take the time out of your busy schedule to buy a set of cards, fill them out, and mail them to people is enough to let them know that you care. And you can bet that your mailbox will be full of a wonderful array of Christmas cards next year when you take the time to send them out this year.

Save Money On Christmas Cards

How to Save Money on your Christmas Cards

When the holiday season is upon us, everyone enjoys showing their loved ones that they care. We all love making those we care about smile, but, it the cost can definitely add up over Christmas time.

Gifts alone can cost a family hundreds to thousands a year. So, it is important to cut costs wherever possible… even with your christmas cards. These days, everyone loves sending photo cards. However, they can end up costing you quite a bit of money.

Here are a few ways to save a little cash this year when sending your cards out:

– Send an e-card
Not only can you save some money on you Christmas cards, but you could save all of that money by sending a free e-card. There are plenty of online companies that will allow you to send a cute, animated greeting right to your loved ones’ inboxes.

You could even take the time to personalize each one with a special message. This will make the card feel more intimate than a generic photo.

– Use postcards
People often overlook the cost of stamps when sending their Christmas cards. You could easily spend $50-$100 on this alone! Did you know that post card stamps are cheaper?

This year, consider printing your photo on a post card or using a generic christmas post card. This will not only save you quite a bit on stamps, but will also add a unique spin to your Christmas Cards by Charity Greeting Cards sending. 

– Shop around
If you do want to order photo cards, do not simply use the first shop or site you visit. Prices can range quite a bit from business to business. You can even check the internet for coupons first to potentially save a bit.

We have even found that if you order your cards early, you may save some money from promotions or deals. Very few shops or sites will run a deal close to Christmas, so be prepared to take advantage of a sale early.

– Go old school
Who said Christmas cards have to be a personalized photo? The idea of sending out a photo card is relatively new… and often expensive. You can save money by going old school and sending a traditional card.

In case you have forgotten, these cards come in bulk packages to make them even less expensive. You also can write personalized messages in each one – making a card that is even more special.